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Sunday, October 22, 2017


Americans; Dismal Wealth Projections.

October 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Since 1983, the respective wealth of Black and Latino families has plunged from $6,800 and $4,000 in 1983 to $1,700 and $2,000 in 2013. These figures exclude durable goods like automobiles and electronics, as these items depreciate quickly in value and do not hold the same liquidity, stability or appreciation of other... [Read more...]

The Anthem: A Great Opportunity for the NFL and Players.

October 21, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) What President Trump dropped into the lap of the National Football League (NFL) was a destructive bomb which lined up some players against team owners, and polarized the league. Mr. Trump knew his racist bomb would break the league up into opposing factions because of the issue and the employee make-up of the NFL. The issue... [Read more...]

Taking The Black Vote For Granted.

October 21, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Paraphrasing my buddy, British playwright George Bernard Shaw, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable man adapts the world to himself; therefore, all progress is dependent upon the unreasonable man.” Jesus Christ was unreasonable enough to think that by challenging the social and class norms of... [Read more...]

Life Lessons for Fathers from Donald Trump.

October 21, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Who would have thought we’d live to see such a polarizing and pejorative figure as the current occupant of the White House as Donald J. Trump? While history tends to ceremonially rate modern presidents as endemic to the national cause, the judgment on America’s forty-fifth President appears to have been swift and quite deliberate.... [Read more...]

The Four C’s of Teen Achievement.

October 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) For years now we have heard the pro and con arguments about the so-called achievement gap between white and black students in the United States. The gap itself refers to the chasm in proficiency scores that are linked to socio-economic status and attainment. Quality of schools, family structure and neighborhood quality have... [Read more...]

Donald Trump vs Obamacare.

October 19, 2017 by  
Filed under News

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Late last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the secretaries of the treasury and health and human services to cease making payments to health care insurance companies in behalf of the more than 6 million Americans who qualify for these payments under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,... [Read more...]

Race Politics in 2017.

October 19, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) President Donald Trump has a knack for diverting attention from his failures, often using race as the vehicle.  So when Sen. John McCain came out against the cruel Graham-Cassidy Republican health care bill late Friday, guaranteeing its well-deserved crash, Trump went speeding down the racially divisive low road. At a virtually... [Read more...]

It’s Not Deep I Won’t Be Buying Dove.

October 19, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The assumption is that a lot of those upset about the racially offensive Dove ad don’t use Dove anyway. Some of our own people have taken the position that black folks just want something to “fuss and complain” about. Then there are others that don’t feel its offensive because a black woman is not the only race depicted.... [Read more...]

Don’t Erase Me.

October 18, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Sports, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It is becoming increasingly harder to have educated civilized debate these days. People do not know how to agree to disagree anymore. Disagreeing makes you an enemy. You can’t even disagree a little bit. You must be all in or you better be ready to fight. Relationships that took lifetimes to build are destroyed in seconds... [Read more...]

New Orleans will have its First Female Mayor.

October 18, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) November 18, 2017 is the date for the run-off for the electing of the new mayor. What we know for certain is the new mayor will be New Orleans first female mayor, and from the looks of things it will be a black woman. The first thing that caught my attention is naysayers claiming the candidates, LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet,... [Read more...]

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